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Throwback: Trump combs over voters

A glorious view of the dead skunk on Donald Trump's head. Photo courtesy of

Joseph Bugbee

April 30, 2020

This issue my editors insisted that Donald Trump was running for president. Funny, I thought he was running as a joke. But our favorite dude with the do has rescinded his bid for presidency to my great disappointment. Even so, I for one will be marking a little spot for Trump-Dawg on my ballot this...

Nation, community respond to election

Nation, community respond to election

Shirin Afrakhteh, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2016

Donald Trump defied almost all media predictions when he was elected president of the United States last month. The reaction to this event was truly indicative and revealing of the ideological and racial divisions that exist amongst the people of America. Some are excited for what they see as a...

San Ramon City Council seats are up for grabs

Sam Campopiano, Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

Although many voters are focusing on the national election, local San Ramon city elections take place tomorrow as well. Four candidates are competing for two spots on the San Ramon City Council.  The candidates are incumbents Scott Perkins and Phil O’Loane, and newcomers Sabina Zafar and Susmita...

Presidential candidates square off

Presidential candidates square off

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

With all the buzz about tomorrow’s election, it can be almost overwhelming to take everything into account. Students that are or will be 18 by Nov 8 can legally vote, so it is important to inform everyone of what the candidates stand for. The two candidates with the greatest support so far are...

Barack Obama was the right man

Barack Obama was the right man

Tim Hoffman, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

Nearly four years ago Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election and helped the U.S. on the road to recovery. Back then Obama spread his message of hope, how he would pull us out of Iraq, help create jobs, improve foreign relations, and improve conditions for the working class. President Obama...

Election 2012: Debate Recap

Mohammed Syed, Staff Writer

November 1, 2012

For every student, there is a presidential election that defines their high school years. This is our presidential election.  One aspect of every election that grabs everyone’s attention and helps determine the election’s outcome is the debates.  This is my analysis of the three presidential debates bet...

Election 2012: Issue Breakdown

Election 2012: Issue Breakdown

Sam Canter, Staff Writer

November 1, 2012

With Tuesday’s election just around the corner, the man who will be America’s next president is on everyone’s mind. But many students who can vote are still on the fence about which candidate to support. The Californian has put together a breakdown of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger...

Becoming part of the political process

November 4, 2010

By Ysabella Pena Even though many Cal students cannot vote in today’s election, they are making their voices heard by participating in various campaigns and trying to make an impact on the future of California. Candidates such as San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson  and former school board member Joan Buchanan,...

Election decides many area, state races

November 2, 2010

By Jacqueline Uranga, staff writer Election results: Governor: Jerry Brown (D) House of Representatives: Jerry McNerney (D) State Assembly: Joan Buchanan (D) U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer (D) Measure W: Failed --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today,...

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